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  • Hand carved Madonna and Child in Cumbrian slate

    Martin Cook has recently been commissioned by a private client to hand carve this beautiful Madonna and Child.  It has been carved into the best Cumbrian green slate. Martin's client is a fan of Barbara Hepworth and asked that Martin carve it similar to her style.  Martin is also a great fan of Hepworth and you can see her influence in his work.  He will often sculpt Welsh and Cumbrian slate to have soft rounded edges ...

    Posted at June 29, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment

    Bucks Open Studio at Wycombe Court House, Lane End comes to an end this Sunday.  It has been the most successful show to date for the talented artists.  It is highly recommend to make a visit to see the work of this talented group.  The standard of the ceramics, sculptures, paintings and jewellery is so high, the popularity and the huge number of red dots is no surprise! Martin has been giving a carving demonstration in the beautiful ...

    Posted at June 20, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Posted at June 20, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment

    There has been a lot of interest in this Portland stone standing stone displayed at Chelsea Flower Show.  As requested I have some more information.  The piece is approximately 7' 6" tall x 8" x 12".  It is has been designed, drawn and carved by hand with hammer and chisel. The letters have been painted in the ...

    Posted at May 21, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Bucks Open Studios 9th – 24th June 2012

    For the first time Martin is exhibiting in the Bucks Open Studios along with seven other talented artists.  The exhibition is to be held at Wycombe Court House, Church Road, Lane End HP14 2HG.  Martin will be showing several hand carved pieces in oak and natural British stone such as Welsh slate, Portland stone and Cumbrian slate.  There will be ...

    Posted at May 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment

     Last year Martin Cook had great success with his Artisan Garden, 'A Literary Garden'.  This year he has not designed a show garden but is exhibiting on a trade stand. The Stand number is PLW8.  Martin, and his son Matthew will there throughout the week demonstrating carving of a commission in progress.  This year among the pieces for sale ...

    Posted at May 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Welsh Slate and oak bench

    This week Martin installed this beautiful Welsh slate and oak bench in the garden of a private client in Buckinghamshire.

    Posted at April 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Garden Gallery, Summer Exhibition

    One of Martin's beautiful lettered oak benches is part of the Summer exhibition at the Garden Gallery in Stockbridge, Hampshire.  The exhibition is open to the public 17 May - 21 July on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11-5.  Martin Cook has exhibited at the Garden Gallery summer show for several years.  It is held in  beautiful Hampshire garden and features many great artists.  It will well worth and visit and a great day out.

    Posted at April 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • The River of Life Memorial, Little Missenden Church

    On Easter Sunday the The River of Life Memorial was dedicated by The reverend John Simpson. It comprises of three upright stones representing the Three Persons of the Trinity and is bound together by the Word of God.  It is intended as a focal point in the Garden of Remembrance for the burial of ashes. The studio has been working flat out over the past few weeks to ensure that this beautiful hand carved Cumbrian slate piece ...

    Posted at April 10, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment

    This Summer Martin's work can be seen around the country in various exhibitions. He will be showing pieces at the Dadbrook Gallery in Thame, Oxfordshire. Also The Garden Gallery, Hampshire and The Bow House Gallery in Barnet.  I will post details of the pieces Martin is showing and exhibition dates later on this month. Martin can be seen at Chelsea Flower Show again this year with his trade stand. Due to a heavy work load ...

    Posted at March 27, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
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